EU Commission proposals to free up online shopping, but not film or music. Include quota for audiovisual providers to sell 20 percent European content.
As connecting everyday items to the internet is set to become a normality, the EU Commission is trying to develop a 5G network to cope with the extra demands.
Companies can be fined up to 4 percent of the global turnover if they violate new data protection rules passed by the European Parliament.
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While 90 percent of jobs requires IT knowledge, almost half of the EU population is not properly digitally skilled. That's why training is key for the future, says Google Europe chief.
The EU executive is trying to convince EU countries to commit to some coordination in the assignment of a specific set of radio frequencies, after it failed to garner support for broader, common rules.
Social network should stop tracking Belgians who aren't a member, a court said, or pay a daily penalty of €250,000.
Antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the proposed deal, worth a reported €13 billion, would hurt consumers and innovation.
Digital commissioner Ansip tells journalists it is "practically impossible" to govern all online platforms with the same regulation.
Negotiators from the European Parliament and national governments have reached an agreement on new cyber-security rules. Amazon, Ebay and Google are expected to be affected.
The European Commission appears to be postponing key reforms of the EU's fragmented copyright system, according to a leaked paper.
Google announced that it has sent Brussels “evidence and data to show why the [EU's] concerns are unfounded”
Google argues it does not have to apply EU law on its international website google.com, only on its European versions.
European data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, says there is not enough information to justify the necessity of the EU Passenger Name Record scheme, which stores and can divulge the personal details of passengers flying in and out of Europe.
Citizens may ask national authorities for a second opinion, but figures compiled by EUobserver show that very few people are exercising this right to appeal.
Over a thousand protesters blocked streets in Brussels. Uber accused taxi drivers of "trying to protect their monopoly".
Germany's justice minister on Tuesday fired the country's top prosecutor Harald Range over his treason investigation of two journalists, in a case that has gripped the country over recent days.
Ireland's data protection commissioner has been ordered to launch a privacy probe into Facebook data transfers from Europe to the United States.
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Two-thirds of Europeans are unaware of who is responsible for protecting their digital rights.
EU and US have signed a data protection agreement following 2013 revelations that US security services conduct mass, indiscriminate surveillance on EU citizens.
EU data privacy chief Giovanni Buttarelli has said a forthcoming law gathering detailed information on air passengers is too invasive and is unlikely to stop terrorism.
France's top court has given the green light for security services to hack people's computers and phones even if they aren't suspected of any crime.
A Spanish judge has asked the Court of Justice of the European Union to determine if Uber is a taxi company or an information service, and if a ban of its app was legal.
Europe must play a stronger role in global cyber security, which is becoming an increasingly strategic arena.
MEPs have adopted keenly-awaited proposals they'd like to see in the commission’s forthcoming copyright reform, but they were roundly criticised by all sides.
Freedom of panorama, which allows you to publish photos of copyrighted buildings, is "under threat", and Pirate MEP Reda is willing to sacrifice her report.
EP chief Schulz has stepped sorted out a mess in his old group's handling of a TTIP text, on letting companies sue governments in special courts.
The phrase suggests a friendly, hippie-like world, but there are reasons why many courts in Europe have banned UberPop.
The EU parliament's text on copyright has sailed through committee, but only after a long fight by its author, including on prejudice against her political colours.
Facebook is 'surprised and disappointed' and called the move 'theatrical'.